February 14, 2013 at 5:13 PM
Mikael Silvestre no longer in preseason camp with the Sounders
Here are some team notes and an updated camp roster…
— Mikael Silvestre is no longer training with the team. The former Manchester United defender had joined the Sounders this week in Tucson after training with the Timbers. Coach Sigi Schmid noted that Seattle has Silvestre’s discovery rights, meaning the team would likely be due compensation if, for example, Portland wants to sign him.
— Mario Martinez is expected to join the team in Tucson this evening and train with the group on Friday. The midfielder had been dealing with personal matters following his time with the Honduran national team.
— Positive news for rookie forward Will Bates, as the supplemental draft pick was able to participate in warmups with the team as he recovers from knee surgery. He later trained off to the side.
— Defender Marc Burch will in fact be suspended for Saturday’s game in the Desert Diamond Cup after being sent off Wednesday. That’s according to the tournament rules as agreed upon beforehand. Midfielder Osvaldo Alonso didn’t get a red card (Seattle just subbed him out after his tackle on Chris Tierney) and is expected to be available.
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Goalkeepers (4): Michael Gspurning, Marcus Hahnemann, Josh Ford, Doug Herrick#
Defenders (12): Jhon Kennedy Hurtado, Patrick Ianni, Zach Scott, Adam Johansson, Leo Gonzalez, Marc Burch, Andrew Duran, DeAndre Yedlin+, Eriq Zavaleta%, Dylan Remick^, Anshani Fairclough#, Djimi Traore#
Midfielders (12): Osvaldo Alonso, Mauro Rosales, Christian Tiffert, Steve Zakuani, Brad Evans, Mario Martinez, Lamar Neagle, Andy Rose, Alex Caskey, Servando Carrasco, Kevin Durr^, Philip Lund#
Forwards (7): Eddie Johnson, Sammy Ochoa, David Estrada, Babayele Sodade, Jennings Rex^, Will Bates^, Travis Bowen#
Will return after finishing school (1): Lebogang Moloto^
Not expected to be part of camp (2): Cordell Cato~, Blair Gavin#
# — trialist, ^ — unsigned draft pick, % — signed to Generation Adidas contract, italics — affected by injury, + — signed homegrown player, ~ — Sounders own his MLS rights, currently in camp with San Jose
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